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Dec 17, 2012 11:35pm EST
of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >> i'm cynthia mcfadden. today the first of far too many funerals in a small community changed by tragedy. three days ago 20 children and six adults were killed in a connecticut elementary school, a mass shooting that sent shock waves of degree across the country. abc's juju chang reports from newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school is closed tomorrow. and when the children return it will be to a different campus. the town is covered with memorials like this one that take on a feeling of a sacred sight as people make pilgrimages from all over. under a cold steady rain, a wave of communal grief washes over newtown. memorials growing in sets of 20 for the children. 20 christmas trees, 20 poinsettias, 20 angels. today the first funerals in a found whose faith is being tested in ways it could never have imagined. >>> for six-year-old jack pinto a huge new york giants fan. and noah pozner whose sister survived in another classroom. the rabbi struggled for the right words. today a much tougher task, a
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am EST
attended sandy hook elementary are still waiting for their new classrooms. >> and this long line of funerals. very sad days. it continues later today. tahman bradley joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. it is remarkable to see this community this morning. the signs of remembrance are everywhere. people are paying their respects at memorials and funerals. newtown is performing a grim task. parents are doing what they shouldn't have to. 6-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed. inside the funeral, his mother moved everyone to tears with her stories. >> i love you. and it matters that i loved you. >> reporter: another funeral, for jack pinto, also 6. >> it's sad. heavy heart. >> reporter: there's so much pain for all close to friday's shooting. connecticut governor dan malloy wiped away tears remembering the moment he told parents their children had died. now, he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coffins and your heart
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Dec 18, 2012 2:35am EST
high school teachers return to class this morning in newtown. but the children who attended sandy hook elementary will be home for another day. >> and there's a massive volunteer effort to get their new school ready for classes and there are many more funerals today. abc's t.j. winick joins was the latest. hi, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned, the first two of what will eventually be over two dozen somber funerals were held yesterday. ♪ this is the living memorial in downtown sandy hook, where a constant stream of locals and visitors come to remember those lost in friday's horror. in newtown, a funeral for 6-year-old noah pozner, who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a big sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. i couldn't even express
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Dec 18, 2012 11:35pm EST
connecticut town racked by tragedy return to school, as two more little victims of the sandy hook shooting are laid to rest. >>> guns and money, from walmart to wall street. why this tragedy is different for the big gun business from sellers to investors. >>> and dangerous video games. while a stunned town mourns, shooting spree video games like "call of duty" and "halo 4" are topping christmas lists across the country. we ask if these virtual rampages have any connection to real life tragedies. >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. out of all the soul-crushing images to come out of newtown, this one has a particularly devastating effect on countless folks checking their twitter and facebook feeds today. it's a letter to little jack pinto laid to rest on monday that reads, you're my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you. signed jo
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Dec 17, 2012 6:30pm EST
children return to their schools, thinking of those 26 families from sandy hook elementary. last night, the president assured them he will take action, saying they are not alone. and, as we said, this week here at abc news, we will join the search for answers about gun violence in america. but we do begin this evening in a community that is shattered e but holding on, and abc's dan harris, who has been there from the start, watched as the funerals began today. dan? >> reporter: diane, good evening. this growing carpet of cards and flowers and teddy bears behind me is a symbol of a community that is hoping, in the words of one of the signs here, that love will get them through this. first, though, they need to get through the funerals, which began today. today, in newtown, a funeral for noah pozner who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed as the procession passed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> when she told him i love you his ans
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Dec 19, 2012 2:35am EST
first funeral for a teacher killed in the shooting is today not far from the sandy hook school. >> vicki soto died while protecting her students from gunman adam lanza. abc's t.j. winick is live with more on this. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and sunny. authorities cannot say for certain whether sandy hook elementary will ever reopen. at a wake for sandy hook teacher victoria soto, hundreds stood in a line that wrapped around a funeral home in nearby stratford. >> vicki was the ringleader of the family, vibrant, full of life. >> reporter: it was a somber day for many parents here in connecticut, who sent their students back to school for the first time since friday. sandy hook elementary remains closed. >> i'll always be worried, but now it's very bad. >> reporter: at st. rosa lima catholic church, back-to-back funerals, as the service ends for 6-year-old james mattioli, the small white casket is placed back in the hearse. several minutes later, another tiny white casket, this one for jessica rekos, is carried inside the church. two other young shooting vic
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Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
twachlt the labor department says superstorm sandy had little affect on those numbers. >>> the markets continue their familiar pattern of following the latest word or words or hopes on the fiscal cliff. no major moves during the week, but several times the market ran ouof steam toward the end of the trading session. as for the fiscal cliff, the house of representatives left for a long weekend on wednesday. while there mayay be some behind-the-scenes action in terms of the talk k no one from the houses home. they announced 11,000 layoffs from citi. the markets liked the move. the stock rallied on the expense cuts. netflix andd disney announcea licensing agreement thatat will give netflix the right to show disney movies shortly after the they leave the theaters. so much to talk about, the fiscal cliff, jobs numbers, the state of the economy who better to talk about it than robert reich and current economics professor at the berkeley. let's talk about the numbers. on friday the surprisingly strong jobs numbers, 146,000 new jobs created. the unemployment rate 7.7%. we were expecting impact
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Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
sandy hook shooting. i will show you their web site. as of this morning, when you search for modern sporting rifles, it completely goes blank. you cannot serve to them on line this morning. it has not said how long it will suspend the sale of the rifles, but the move was made after reports that investigators are looking into whether or not suspected gunman adam lanza tried to buy a gun from the sporting goods store 12 miles away from newtown, connecticut. the store says, based on their records, they confirmed they did not sell any guns to adam lanza although police have not commented on that. no word on when guns will move back into the store in danny ferr --- danbury, connecticut. any new developments we will pass along. back to you. >> thank you. the community of newtown connecticut, takes another step toward healing after friday's deadly shooting. all the town's schools will reopen today except for sandy hook elementary. >> loved ones preparing to say goodbye to another young victim's. 6-year-old jessica. tom roussey has more from the funerals held monday for two other children.
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
in the center of a sandy hook. >> we needed this. our prayers' needed to be with the children and the family is. -- and the family's. >> i have seen a lot of stuff, but never this bad. >> the first of two funerals work -- the first two funerals were held for two young boys, jack pinto and noah pozner. >> he reminds me so much of my son when he was little. , i don't know. >> a local community's school threw open its doors to them. >> it is a good way to distract the kids and bring everyone together. >> mike said that his children took advantage of the activities, which included therapy dog. >> it is so small and as a local. people know everyone here. >> many are turning to faith to get them through. >> it will be all right. god is watching over us. id is going to be all right. -- it is going to be alright. >> just 24 hours ago, the president was in town. a lot of folks i have talked to say the visit meant a lot to them. they know they need to keep banding together to try to help the families who lost loved ones on friday. live in connecticut abc7 news. >> people in georgetown unive
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Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
might have been able to stop them. >> reporter: the massacre as sandy hook has led some supporters to call for guns in schools. the nra supporters blame the media, and the lack of mental health care are having none of it. >> you're saying they shouldn't be part of this at all? >> congress will debate, but i think it's not part of the ultimate solution on this. >> reporter: at least one school district in new jersey will place armed guards in schools to the disapproval of the governor. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example for children. >> reporter: a poll shows a majority of americans continue to favor more restrictions on gun ownership. that may be the reason other americans are flocking to gun stores. shelves empty in this north carolina store. >> we've never seen anything like this, we have the christmas business, the hunting season business, and now the political business. >> pierre was pressed time and time again, he refused to answer or changed the subject. he said the gun is the tool. the problem is the criminal. >> let m
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
the scene with the latest. >> another funeral will be held the victims off the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> more than 100 people were detained for spreading rumors might end on friday. " atd morning washington 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning. tuesday, december 18. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. let's get to a meteorologist jacqui jeras. , but it's working its way out. it will improve gradually day, so bethe patient. half of the day looks a lot better. you can see the clouds lingering. we have a little patchy fog developed across the area. well off to our west. possibility of this morning as well. 50 degrees in manassas, 48 in culpeper, and 55 in fredericksburg, 48 in gaithersburg. for today, clouds and fog will t through midmorning. turning mostly cloudy by noon, 58 degrees. cloudy by 5:00 with 53 degrees. the seven-day forecast, in a few minutes. first, traffic with jamee whitten. >> good morning. a quiet start. o problems on interstate 95 in virginia. no. the through staffor
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Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
explored. authorities say the sandy hook principal heroically tried to stop adam lanza, but he shot and killed her. >> if a person like that was armed and trained, could they have stopped the carnage in the process? perhaps. >> others disagree. one lawman who has a grandson the same age as many of the children who died said she feels safer when he is at school. >> especially now, i think someone should be armed at all schools. >> it could be great for those who are trained to really be prepared for anything that may come, especially in the world we live in today. >> right now only law enforcement officers are allowed to bring guns to within 1,000 feet of a school. some say it should stay that way. they say what happened in connecticut is a very rare situation, and bringing guns into school could ultimately do more harm than good if they fell into the wrong hands. >> i think maybe having guns in schools would be a first solution to drop two. >> the fairfax state national rifle association put out its first statement today saying its members were heartbroken. the nra said it was prepa
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Dec 7, 2012 4:30am EST
because of superstorm sandy halting hiring. we know a lot of employers seem to be holding back until lawmakers come to an agreement or not on the fiscal cliff. meeting expectations -- median expectations would be 85,000 jobs. over at macy's, we know there are a top -- are a lot of temporary workers. they will be burning the midnight oil. stores will stay open for 48 hours straight between december 24 -- december 23, and december 24. good news if you like your morning orange juice. we could see an easing of prices trickled down to consumers. the current crop could be bigger than the government is currently expecting. netflix ceo under pressure on the sec. a study showing that gays earn more and owe less. >> we will check back in with you soon. thank you so much for that. 4:30 it is your time. >> still to come and good morning washington, growing concerns over the crisis in syria. >> looking a lot more like christmas outside the white house. the first family of flipped the switch on the national christmas tree. it is the first year for this particular 30-foot tree. that is carrying on
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Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
to newtown, conn. with continuing coverage of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> the first responders during friday's shooting are opening up about the terrible scene they saw unfold. they arrived within minutes and immediately set up triage areas by the rescue truck. they said after a while, the horror began to set in. >> i think that is the toughest part. we are trained to do this and we want to take care of people. we want to keep them alive and there was nothing we could do. >> we want to do anything we could for the children. >> we could have done more. to see those little faces -- >> crews tel console families and there were several parents who stayed most of the night at the firehouse. >> parents and students can expect tighter security at schools nationwide including d.c. >> john gonzalez has the latest on the security efforts in prince george's county. >> this is a moment of silence for those families of the sandy hook elementary school students. >> the principal amount is a moment of silence throughout the school while outside even before, the first school b
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
for aid communities on the eastern shore. they are still suffering from the aftermath of sandy. they testified, along with fema, about the immense challenge of rebuilding after sandy. there'll be significant challenges with housing. does he assistance with housing is limited. the maximum amount that tammy's is about $31,000 if they have insurance. -- the maximum amount that can have is about dirty $1000 if they have insurance. it was not a hurricane when sandy made landfall. police say a man onto subwayer tracks. that man has been arrested. naeem davis pushed a man onto the subway tracks. he is homeless. police suspect he has mental problems. according to testimony given by a former marine corps , lawyers say he has spent nine months in confinement with no close. the government says it was done --keep manning i>> it in the robbery of an atm did not go as planned. the bank employee was the first to spot it. police say surveillance video attacking and detonating a device a few hours earlier. machine.not get to the it continued to operate. a bomb sniffing dog located a second poss
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Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
with hugs from teachers. the buses bore ribbons in green and white, the colors of sandy hook elementary. there ws serious security. police -- checking every car. but even this officer was giving out hugs. are there any concerns about safety? >> no, they're in a safe place there. >> as you can imagine, it was pretty difficult. what else are you gonna do? >> reporter: sandy hook itself remains closed indefinitely. classes will resume in an old school some time in january. sara was across the hall from the class that was astacked. >> i was so nervous. i was scared and i will be frightened many days that have. >> reporter: karen's son is a kindergartn kindergartner. >> i'm going to put on a brave face, march up to the door and say hello to the teacher and walk away and cry. it's all so surreal. i just -- it's all just a nightmare. >> reporter: today, we learned that the officials will make sure the school's new home exactly represents the atmosphere. look at this picture. this child's desk has been set up at the new school, reich down to the detail of this crayon is pain takingly
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
where he still teaches. friday, he was told that something was happening at sandy hook and his wife had been killed. the connecticut governor says it is time to get the act together when it comes to gun control. >> thank you, rebecca. we're learning more about the sandy hook shooter, adam lanza. divorce papers show that his mother, nancy lanza gain custody when he and his father divorced in 2009. the divorce agreement makes no mention of mental health issues. he was expected to connecticut state university when he was only 16. he was part of a small number of 16-year-old among the 5000 undergraduates. he took his last class in 2009 and had not returned. >> as the community deals with tremendous loss, a local d.c. woman tries to help them cope. >> alison, there are a number of people from our region who love come here to help out in newtown. we earlier talks with an area from the baltimore area who came with the red cross to try to call about. they are among the hundreds of people who came here to try to give aid. the memorial near the elementary school continues to grow as the community
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
. >>> new, two little sandy hook boys laid to rest in emotional tribute. a heartbreaking mother's salute, saying the sky is crying. th this, as the rest of the students in newtown head back to school. we're live on the scene. >>> winter weather slam. 100-mile-per-hour winds slam the northwest. this tree lands inches from a baby's crib. now, blizzard warnings up, as a major storm is set to snarl holiday travel across the northwest. sam is tracking it all. >>> and two of the most famous stars in the world say "you're the one that i want" again. >> why don't we do a whole album? >> that's a terrific idea. >> travolta and newton-john, reuniting for the holidays. only on "gma." >>> good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. elizabeth vargas is here. so much of our attention is still on newtown. more funerals are planned for today. >> it's unclear when the elementary school survivors will be able to go back to the classroom. this school in a nearby town is being readied for them by volunteers. and teachers have already been meeting to find a way to start this normal routine for
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >> sandy hook elementary students will begin classes at a middle school next month. officials say it is still undecided if there official school every open. we have are more information about the gunman. he had not seen his father or his brother in about two years. federal agents are now saying that no evidence that the practiced shooting in preparation for the shooting last friday. >> after a period of silence, the national rifle association has issued its first eight months since the sandy hook shooting. >>lanza's mother illegally bought the assault style rock and he used in the shooting. today on capitol hill -- the assault style rifle he used in the shooting. >> certainly an impressive if not unprecedented gathering of mass shootings all across the country. the stress they are not anti- nra, but they do want congress and the white house to take action to prevent the next tragedy. >> my son was killed in the massacre in, and high school. >> the story is the same. >> she was my girlfriend. >> standing together, 23 families forever changed by mass shooting. >> you never want some
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
budget stalemate in washington or they're delayed by superstorm sandy or depressed by the connecticut school shootings. >> as we hear from nick watt, the holiday shopping season is not over yet. >> reporter: we have just entered the final frantic hours of gift buying. you look stressed. >> i have a little anxiety. i'm not going the lie. i'm tripping out. >> reporter: there are crumbs of comfort. the sign says the delayed gifts might be the best. number one, frugality i vap rates. you throw money at the problem. number two, you make a gut instinct decision. >> you want to buy a sweater for your wife. if you think about it too much, you may outthink yourself and not make a good choice. >> reporter: you to feel you perform better under pressure? >> absolutely. you have to make a good decision. you have to make a decision. >> reporter: stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target until 10:00 p.m. walgreen's is open christmas day. another advantage of last minute is the sales have already begun. the late bird can catch the best worm. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >>
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Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
towards normalcy as the students had back-to-school all except sandy hook elementary school, which remains a crime scene. in the neighboring town of monroe volunteers continue preparing an unused middle school for sandy hook students to attend. >> we want to give the children the opportunity to see their new school and at to be as comfortable as they possibly can. >> promote investigation proceeds as a board is look through every inch of adam lanza's life. -- authoritiesthe investigation proceeds. his mother trained him to use a dangerous weapon at a time whenshe knew that he suffered from mental illness. >> it was an extremely poor decision on her part. we're talking about a psychological switzer that i think got turned on for him with access to and weapon and ready availability. >> the gunman had not seen his father or brother in two years. although he visited gun ranges, it's not clear if he practiced shooting in preparation for the massacre. tahman bradley abc news, connecticut. >> the mother of a georgetown university student was among those killed in the connecticut school sh
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Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
news and wjla -- wjla.com. we will continue to have all the latest developments in the sandy hook elementary school shooting. it is a bad time for bad news on the redskins' offensive line. >> the nfl suspended tackle gordon black for the next four games for violating the league that a performance enhancing drug policy. it is a problem because black replaced tyler columbus after he suffered a concussion sunday. plus center will montgomery injured his knee. no word yet on him. quarterback robert griffin iii's georgie -- jersey, a big seller. it has sold more than any other player's jersey in a single season since the league started keeping track six years ago. an aidias spokesman said rg3's livestock also sold out. >> also expected to sell fast is a redskin playoff tickets. those will go on sale right after christmas. try and -- time to get the strategy in place to get those. i know we are going to be them. 48 degrees. >> still ahead on "good morning washington," the little girl fighting for gender equality scores a >> i am peter and i play jean valjean at the national theatre until
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Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
. today pressing for more aid following hurricane sandy. the new jersey governor wants full federal reimbursement for some storm-related cost. debris removal may not be able to continue unless fully reimbursed. >> it's 35 degrees. very cold this morning. >> especially compared to last several days. >> you definitely want to dress appropriately for the weather today. the last couple days you probably were in short sleeves by the afternoon. but today you need a long sleeves. you need to bundle up. we have clear skies overhead, so it will end up being beautiful. we have more clouds approaching from the west. that will move in late tonight. temperatures this morning between 25 degrees and 30 degrees colder than yesterday morning, so you feel the difference. 30 degrees at dulles, 27 in gaithersburg, 30 in culpeper. our forecast, mostly sunny. cooler than average, by a good 5 degrees or so. 41-46 degrees. it's going to be unchanged for the weekend, warming up. chance of rain sunday and monday. -- there will be a change for the weekend. >> for everyone coming northbound 95, in springfield
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Dec 31, 2012 2:30am EST
the stand. >> good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. this morning, hurricane sandy is our only story as that monster storm turns into a worst case scenario. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states, declared the winner just after 11:00 eastern last night. winning pretty much all of the key battle ground states, including ohio. breaking developments in the skapdzal that's already claimed the career of former cia director david petraeus. >> hundreds turned out to remember the 20 children and of adults killed. and the president said simply the country has had enough of this kind of bloodshed. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia, josephine. let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> incredible year. >> the president revealed earlier yesterday that that day of newtown, connecticut, december 14, that was the worst day of his presidency. >> i don't think anybody would argue with that. and on a lighter note, i think i counted 32 different hairstyles. >> 35. what do you prefer, long or s
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
will find out the impact the fiscal cliff debate and superstore and sandy had on the job market. today's america's money report. topping america's money -- today'she release of all-important november jobs t was note forecas good. e devastation by hurricane sandy had long been expected to disappointing number hires. but investors may shrug off the impact is temporary. college students in the federal loan repayment program are getting help. that is more affordable and favorable to .rouwer's goes into effect l invest $100 million production from some mac computers from china to the u.s. and brazil sells one more marathon. the first -- for the first time macy's stores will open 48 hours straight the giving before christmas, shoppers extra time lift the macy's holiday sales. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about thatteak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is b
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
middle of the abridged read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school. >> the debate over guns in america took center stage on the sunday morning talk shows. the national rifle association is not backing down from a controversial idea of putting armed guards in schools. >> i don't understand why you cannot just four minutes imagine that when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school and that if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might of been able to stop largest gun rights lobby also says the white house gun violence task force led by vice president joe biden may try to undermine the second amendment. 5:0732 degrees. >> still ahead in reston, showing off another amazing holiday display. how it is helping a great cause clear. it's disappointing news for former presi >> welcome back on this tuesday -- monday, december 24, christmas eve. >> how excited are your children? >> teddy wants bill figurines hockey and baseball guys. -- wants the football guys now. it is a chilly start to the day. 5:10 in the belfort furniture weat
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00am EST
honest. previouses to hurricane sandy, the only people using those were pimps. now a local pay phone company said since the power went out, they've seen a 2,500% increase in pay phone use. that is -- do you have any idea how hard it is to play draw something on a pay phone? there's also a severe gasoline shortage in new york and new jersey. 75% of the gas stations in the state of new jersey are closed right now. people are waiting in line for hours and the worst part of that is, the people driving priuses who laugh and give you the finger as they go by. but this -- and i don't want to preach here, but -- this is why it's so important to bury a dinosaur in your yard. you have to plan ahead. cbs-2 news stopped by an overcrowded gas station in the city today where tensions are running even higher than they usually do in new york. >> i'm coming. >> honking and hurling obscenities, drivers nearly coming to blows. >> look at that. he's jumping. >> it was outrage. at a than mat tan gas station. >> he's jumping. this is a line! i follow the line, he come, he's jumping. >> jimmy: i don't know
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
sandy also devastated the nation's job market. >>> incredible crash. a jewelry store gets a drive-through. an employee inches from a very different outcome. >>> and 24/7? is round-the-clock shopping the next trend in holiday retailing? one megadepartment store is betting on it. >>> good friday morning, everyone. we do begin with breaking news out of japan right now. a strong earthquake hit the northeastern part of the country this morning. and it has triggered a tsunami warning. >> the quake measured a 7.3. it was centered in the pacific ocean. it was strong enough to cause buildings to sway in tokyo for several minutes. abc's akiko fujita is in tokyo with the very latest by phone. high, akiko. >> reporter: you're right. this quake hit about 5:18 p.m. local time. this is the largest quake we have felt in tokyo this year. to give you an idea of the intensity, in japan, they have a one to seven scale. this was about a five. it's a very stronquake, felt all the way out here. the big concern right now is the possibility of a tsunami along the northeast coast of japan. that is the same
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
we will see 3.20. a lot has to do with post sandy. the supply is back up and the hope is that consumers will take the money and spend it shopping. >> that is the hope. and jobs number, better than expected. unemployment now to 7.7%. and bianna, people watching tonight, where are the jobs? >> that is the question. we did digging and not a surprise. retail up, $53,000 up in, and professional, hospitality and restaurants. and will it continue? they are not so sure given what is going on in washington. >> bianna, thank you. >>> in the nfl today, they were mourning their tragic loss. the dallas cowboys bowing their heads in a moment of silence to remember their teammate jerry brown who died in a car accident. another teammate, josh brent, was driving. he is charged with driving drunk and manslaughter. today in court, he is unable to make bail. he issued a statement sayingly live with this horrific loss any day of my life >>> there is more ahead. a break through when it comes to make helping your memory. what it could mean in the fight against alzheimer's. and johnny football become
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
the press." >> i don't understand that when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school that if a good guy with a gun had been there he might have been ail to stop him. >> lapierre has drawn criticism for not talking about the possibility of gun control legislation. and we're less than 10 days away from the so-called fiscal cliff. and tonight there's no movement from either side towards the deal. congressman nick mulvaney talked about why he couldn't go with john boehner's plan b. >> i was never convinced and still not convinced that the senat was every going to take it up. people seemed to assume that all the house needed to do was pass this bill and it would be the end of the discussion. i believe from the beginning and continue to believe that the president has no interest at all in not going over the cliff. he wants to go over the cliff. >> well, as far the president, he said on friday that lawmakers needed to go home over the holidays to cool off but come back ready to make a deal. >> fire has destroyed a home that was more than a century old. the fire b
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
blog a new policy for hurricane warnings. it is a policy that is a result of hurricane sandy. based on their new guidelines, that will not be the story. a lot to read. >> thank you. uys. missed you gys glad to have you back. the ravens are coming to town on sunday. stoppings safety said rg iii from running is like .elling superman not to fly robert griffin iii has hit new heights today. britt mchenry has the latest at redskins park. it was not your typical day .t the park three was honored for breaking a record. >> it is awesome. everyone wants to be in the hall of fame. cleats, they my .re dirty >> he credited his teammates and 3-game winningir streak. the guys are getting better and the coaches are getting better. seeing what defenses are doing to us. the redskins defense had one of their best outings against new york. nobody said that it would be easy. we believe in each other. the redskins defense suffered .nother setback this week they lost cedric griffin after the league's drug policy. he made about to step up here .nd >> but you know, we will keep moving. britt mchenry, abc s
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Dec 28, 2012 2:35am EST
good. now a rather unique personality to introduce you to. he is sandy, 82 years young he should say. and ladies, he's back on the market. if you're looking for love, he's looking for a wife and he's wearing that sign around his neck that says so. >> that's not so bad. he said she's got to be 60 years old, has to live in town, love books and a sense of humor. >> obviously with that. >> he's been married before. he was married and divorce three times by the age of 39. >> wow. he says that he's "cleaned up his act" and ready to head down the aisle again. it's cute if you're that age. if there's a 30-year-old dude wearing that, i don't know about that. >> what is that like? that's like an elderly person's version of craigslist. >> it looks like he's got his act together. he's cute. if you messed up three times before you're 40, this could be it for you. good luck. there's somebody out there for you. >>> coming up, the vegetable, this is a good one. all of you are getting ready for new year's. we'll tell you about the secret vegetable that can treat your new year's hangover. >>> the nfl
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
sandy. this opens up federal money to help cover any emergency work and repairs from the powerful storm. the money will be used to invest in measures to protect against future disasters. more funds to open down the road depended on further damage assessment. >> coming up, an attempted steal thousands. police say someone tried to blow up an atm machine. >> starbucks can be expensive and not. we will tell you what the company wants you to spend $400 this holiday season. on one item. >> the showdown over the fiscal cliff. a new poll suggests president obama has the american people's support when it comes to taxing the wealthy. this poll shows nearly half of those surveyed once bush eras tax cuts to expire for those making more than $250,000 a year. the poll was taken last weekend. the questions did lean more to the men -- to the democratic party. eric cantor says republicans want to sit down with the president and talk specifics. president obama spoke with business executives, calling for a balanced approach combining taxes with cuts. the president rejected a gop counter offer, which
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
for victims of hurricane sandy. the senate approved a spending bill worth $60 billion. the measure heads to the house where some lawmakers are hesitating to approve the bill in the final days of the current session. >>> and in maine, the first same-sex couples are legally exchanging vows today. the new law legalizing same-sex marriage went into effect at midnight, 12:01 a.m. today. some ceremonies were held overnight. same-sex marriage became legal in maryland on tuesday. become legal on tuesday. >>> and finally, talk about living on the edge. in massachusetts, several homes on plum island are in danger of plunging into the atlantic ocean. thursday's storms and pounding waves are threatening their foundations. two homes are so unstable the homeowners can't get inside to retrieve their belongings. >>> now, time to ginger and the weather. >> pittsburgh, getting more snow this morning. and they're about 27 of so getting up early this morning. some more cold air behind it. and the snowstorm we've been talking about before the broadcast, now moving into northeast new england. winter sto
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Dec 22, 2012 11:30pm EST
your side. >> the last of the sandy hook shootingy school victims was buried today. the focus shifted toward howing and the debate on to prevent such a tragedy is heating up. as the last of the victims are buried today, a renewed l.bate on gun contro governor chris christie came against posting guards at school. believessomeone who that having multiple armed guards in every school is something that will enhance the learning. the governor responded to the to create aproposal program that would train on gun control. wayne lapierre the best way to ensure safety for children was to have qualified arm security. the only thing that stops a is a good guy gun .ith a gun >> every tired los angeles sheriff deputy agrees. ired los angeles sheriff deputy agrees. debbie wasserman does not it.ieve may have completely ignored and do notunderstand how deeplyy wooded this nation was. nation was.hi sms ,> since the newtown tragedy % of people are likely to support gun control. aremakers in our region o debate the issue safety in our schools following the tragedy in newtown. bob marshall says he
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
superstorm sandy took a bite out of metro's already lagging ridership. a report says the storm helped reduce ridership by nearly 10% in october. the transit agency lost nearly 2.5 million trips when it was shut down nearly two days. it lost $13 million in revenue. ridership is already down 5% before sandy hit the d.c. area in late october. excitement is building for sunday's cowboys and redskins game. to there's no denying that. fedex field will be packed and you can expect huge crowds at bars and restaurants and anywhere the game will be on tv. john gonzalez is at fedex field. i've seen pictures in the past on facebook of you. you've been at a lot of games. will you be at this one? >> i will try. it is a late game especially for us. it's the hottest ticket of the year in the d.c. area. the last time the redskins were in the playoffs was in 2006. that's part of the reason why this game was moved to a prime- time hour on national television. this is the big one. i can tell you, fans are really excited. the dreaded dallas cowboys as the opponent. the winner goes to the playoffs. i've be
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
all of the money has been refunded. a new type of investigation after the sandy hook shooting. geneticists are studying adam lanza's dna. they say there are genetic components to mental a list of many factors involved. scientists are not looking for anything specific and they admit it is unlikely they will find anything. the result will likely not be released for several weeks. after the shooting spree there have been plenty of questions about school safety. that is why hundreds of staff members at utah school turned out last night for free gun training. everyone from third grade teachers to janitors and cafeteria workers were taught how to fight back in a situation like that at sandy hook. >> i am just were read a little bit, what would i do as a teacher. how would you protect yourself if you were being fired upon? >> with the recent tragedy, i realize it is probably a good time for me to act on that. >> trainers and that advocates said not every teacher who showed up applied for or even wanted a gun permit, but they said the purpose of the training was to help people learn a
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
the new town shootings. a $60 billion relief package approved for victims of hurricane sandy pass 62-32 in the senate. its fate in the senate -- in the house remains uncertain. republicans have criticized the bill for including projects they say are unrelated to hurricane sandy, such as $150 million for fisheries disasters. coming up, it is a clear night but things will be changing soon. the "storm watch forecast. plus what this unsuspecting virginia woman got instead of an ipad. >> new at 11:00, same-sex couples in maryland are counting down the hours to the new year, when they will legally be allowed to marry. we talked to a silver spring couple about their plans and why the law means so much to them. >> days away from the data have been waiting for since they met. -- the day they have been waiting for since they met. they will be one of the first couple's to wed with me same-sex marriage law takes effect new year's day. the couple will be on the eastern shore to exchange bows. >> we, were part of a pioneer of movement, just like the suffragettes. >> they will be wearing matchin
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
my child would no longer exist. >> after hurricane sandy ravaged the jersey shore just days prior to the election, the nation saw governor chris christie, a romney supporter, buddying up to president obama. >>>> when you have irresponsibility for those folks, you could give a damn about the politics of things. i could care less today. >> what is chris christie's political future? >> re-election looks quite probablele to the point where the mayor of newark, who was seen as his principal opponent, has decided to look in other venues to pursue his own political future. he recorded the highest favorable jobing ever found in the governor of n jersey in its history aftryer h handling of sandy >> did that natural disaster and the reacti of governor christie a and the reaing out to the president -- did that help president obama? >> it certainly did. i do not think it was decisive. if the election had been held a weweek earlier, the dayy bore say, and you look at the polls, of course i think obama would have won, but it would not have been an electoralal laslide, and i think his 2.8% advan
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am EST
match.com or craigslist in favor of a more direct approach. 82-year-old sandy mccullough wears a sign around his neck, looking for his perfect exxon on. he wants her to be over 60. but wouldn't turn down a woman who is younger. >> if a 40-year-old or 50-year-old came along and said, i'm too young but i want to do this. i would probably do it. >> as for his unusual tactic, mccullough believes in asking for what you want plainly and clearly. >>> now, to a story that proves creative inspiration can be found pretty much anywhere. you don't often find a 10-year-old in the laundry room. but this guy is getting some clean sounds out of an unlikely instrument instruments. >> he's been taking lessons for about a year. but this self-taught tot is getting 3,000 hits on youtube. there you have it. career in the making. >>> now, for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be right back with a life-changing journey of a message in a bottle. [ male ann are easy with free pickup eturns from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com p
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Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm EST
three victims from sandy hook elementary school buried today, the national rifle association has said that the real problem isn't guns but instead violent video games, is there really a connection between virtual violence and real-world violence? abc's neal karlinsky got some answers. >> reporter: thomas pantig and stephan lloyd are typical of many in their generation. good jobs by day, obsessed with a violent, so-called first person shooter called call of duty when they get home. but is this just good fun, or is an entire generation being trained and desensitized to the act of shooting people? >> some people just go crazy. >> reporter: dr. chris ferguson has conducted a series of multiyear studies of 11-year-old to 18-year-olds to find out what violent games do to them. >> there is no evidence that exposure to violent behavior is associated with behavior. >> reporter: but dr. victor strasburger says today's video games are more real, more intense than anything that's come before. >> kids spend an incredible amount of time with the media, they see increasingly violent media, why would
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Dec 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
storm like sandy. and we learned today that the white house is requesting $50 billion to cover the damage from that epic storm but the states involved say that isn't going to be enough. >> these bulletins just keep coming. >> reporter: right. and they keep finding these reports and records. they will. we started records in 1979 in sea ice melt. they will keep changing. and the man i talked to, he anticipates more. >> thank you so much, ginger. >>> now, we turn to the news that a lot of ordinary americans have been put on notice, as we approach that fiscal cliff, just 27 days away. people already having trouble finding a job are receiving a letter of warning about something to happen to them if congress can't make a deal. and abc's jonathan karl has that. >> reporter: melinda vega has been put on notice. if congress and the president don't get their act together, her unemployment checks will stop immediately at the end of the year. >> we're dependent on that money to pay our bills. >> reporter: she's been without a job for a year. her $450 a week unemployment check, her lifeline. >>
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
sandy hook elementary if someone had had a firearm. >> reporter: since that shooting at sandy hook, more and more states are looking to join a handful that already allow guns in some form in public schools. applications at one ohio shooting class are up 20%. and it's everyone, from teachers, to bus drivers, to janitors, wanting to learn how to arm themselves on campus. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: as the debate in washington rages on, so do the classes on how to arm teachers in utah. >> we just want to make sure that people have the tools at their disposal to mitigate risk and save lives at the end of the day. >> reporter: the training is so popular, there's already another one planned for the next school break. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >>> switching gears, now, to how to lighten up the gloomy winter months? not just for us, but for your pets. apparently, it's all rooted in science. your dog or yo
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Dec 24, 2012 2:30am EST
armed guard. >> when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school, that if a good guy with a gun had been there, he might have been able to stop him. >> we don't want to turn our schools into dodge cities. >> reporter: at least one school district in new jersey placed armed guards in each school over the governor's objection. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example. >> such an interesting debate. you feel like we have to do something to prevent another tragedy like the one we saw in newtown. but folks say you don't want to make it feel like police states. and can schools afford these days to put armed patrolman in every campus? you don't know where it's going to go from here. >> most people agree on the idea of high magazine clips. but most people agree on new gun control after newtown, gun sales skyrocketing. one store in virginia saying they've never seen anything like that before. >> watching the head of the nra give that press conference in friday and subsequent interview over the weekend, he said we'r
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
time. >> we have seen an outpouring from the community since sandy hook, from all manners from teddy bears to cash, and i think this is part of it. i think that people want to feel safe. >> for porter, a gun locked safely in his home ended up in the hands of his foster child, who handed it to a gay member. >> -- gang member. >> if they did something with that gun, it falls back on me. i am 53 years old without a criminal record. >> the police said that as out even legal guns can pose a danger. >> i don't know that we can disarm every bad guy but we are taking away the possibility taking away the chance for a bad guy to get another gun. >> porter says he got lucky. >> i got it back. it is getting this right now. >> now he has more cash in his pocket. >> thank you. >> gun buybacks can be pricey. for now, private donations are available, but as the memory of many wonder if people continue to confront issues surrounding firearms in their communities. >> it is not everyday that you hear about a snow plow being stolen, but that is what happened in massachusetts. >> a snow plow was stolen d
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Dec 9, 2012 11:35pm EST
announced it is seeking approval of more than $60 billion in aid to rebuild after superstar and sandy. some of the big stars in music will do their part to raise money for victims. bruce springsteen billy joel, and many more will perform at madison square garden. the concert will be broadcast on tv and online. you can check out our website, wjla.com, for details. >> the temperature has been up and down. >> are we in for more ? we will let you know. >> you have seen the many headlines dealing with the big stories in the business of government, such as sequestration, cyber security, -- year several stories you may have missed. alan gross, a federal contractor, has been sitting in a jail cell since december 2009 for setting up internet a woman while working on a program. he filed a $60 million lawsuit against his employer and the u.s. government, claiming he was never told of the risks he faced. china's contractors have seen strong growth for european and latin american governments. the international contract association claims growth may slow in 2013 as the economy's deterioration in these co
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Dec 23, 2012 11:35pm EST
like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n.r.a. is not budging from the stance they took on friday calling for armed guards in our school. >> the former undersecretary is working on the n.r.a. for this. he called the armed security a deterrent, an effective way to deter people. >> you provide safety with armed personnel without putting fear in anyone. >> gun violence is down. >> but we have to keep working on this. and there are are lots of different solutions. the pro gun people who say don't include guns are wrong and the pro gun safety people like myself who say don't look at other solutions is wrong. >> it talks about these issues. earlier tonight, i asked rachel's comments from mr. lapierre. >> wayne lapierre came out after a week of silence. he talked about disdain for the media, violent video games and the lack of security at school was part of the problem but avoids guns being part of the problem. what's the reaction from this press conference? >> in washington the reaction was somewhat shocked by the news conference just because of the tone. it was so different from
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
>> as for when sandy hook students will actually go back to class school officials say will not be until after the new year. >> all laurell police department spokesperson says a high school student threatened to do arms to others in yesterday, possibly shoot and kill them. -- to do harm to others yesterday. the student was committed to a local hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. >> there is a national debate over guns in america. president obama is stating his position. the white house says he will actively support efforts to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. brad bell is in annapolis with word of some wide-ranging proposals. >> today, governor martin o'malley said very simply that as he sees it, there are too many guns in america, and too much killing. he and his staff are working very hard to see what more they can do to stop it. governor martin o'malley says the tragedy in connecticut has made it clear to him that the time has come to eliminate access to the sort of military- style gone adam blanda is believed to have used. -- adam relenzalanz
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00am EST
. superstorm sandy may be part of the reason, but worry over the fiscal cliff may have also had an impact. economists predict that perhaps 200,000 jobs that you're -- 200,000 fewer jobs were created this year because of worries over the pasqual. republicans and democrats are talking again, but still no breakthrough. president obama is demanding that higher tax rates for the wealthy and a permanent extension of the debt ceiling be part of a deal. >> he shows what he is really after is assuming unprecedented power to spend taxpayer dollars. >> republicans who said they are open to raising tax revenue said they will only do so in exchange for deep spending cuts. if no deal happens one casualty would be long-term unemployment help. >> christmas would be off the table. >> aides to speaker boehner and president obama met yesterday. >> we are finding out what folks in the d.c. area think about this club battle. a new poll shows that 57% of respondents believed that the president and congress will reach a deal. 78% found that both sides should compromise. >> and outspoken member of the tea
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